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A new program aimed at protecting Oregon waterways has already earned its keep. Border inspectors discovered a potentially damaging invasive species hitching a ride on a boat being towed into the state: “a boat came through the inspection station with some Zebra Mussels attached to the outdrive motor.” Glen Dolphin of the Oregon State Marine Board says those Zebra Mussels could have attached themselves to the plumbing of dams and drinking water supplies, doing significant environmental and economic damage.

 

 

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Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.